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42-year-old man dies after being shot by CMHA officer in Cleveland: What we know

The officer also had his finger bitten off by the suspect. The incident remains under investigation.

CLEVELAND — A 42-year-old man was killed in a shooting involving a CMHA officer in Cleveland on Thursday.

The incident occurred at the 3400 block of East 98th Street at around 5:46 p.m. 

According to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, 42-year-old Demond Eskridge was taken to University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center by Cleveland EMS, where he was treated and pronounced dead.

The Cleveland Division of Police Use of Force team came to the scene to further investigate the shooting. They found that CMHA Police responded to a call of a man throwing objects from the 7th-floor balcony of the apartment building. The objects being thrown included a bed frame, door, chairs, television and hatchet. 

CMHA officers arrived at the scene and made contact with the suspect. During the encounter, a struggle ensued resulting in shots fired and an injuries to one of the officers.  

Cleveland EMS took the injured police officer to MetroHealth with non-life-threatening injuries, including one of the officer's fingers bitten off by the suspect. 

The officer was confined and treated at the hospital. 

At this time, the situation remains under investigation


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